10 board exams begin Tuesday
769,929 students are set to appear in the Class 12 exam of the
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) which start Tuesday, a
board official said. The Class 10 Board exams would also begin the
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) examinations
started Tuesday on a disappointing note to many, with several
class-12 students complaining that the physics paper was too
lengthy to finish in three hours.
According to students, the physics paper, though easy, could not
be completed as the questions marked 2 and 5 were a bit too
"The paper was easy but lengthy and I could attempt only 70
percent of the questions," said a nervous looking Ankit Kumar, a
student of Kendriya Vidyalaya Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)
campus in the capital.
Some of the students found the questions twisted.
"There were no direct questions and we had to draw graphs in
several questions. It took a long time. I only wish the other
papers are not too lengthy," Rajul Pandey, a student of Balwant
Rai Mehta Vidya Bhawan in Greater Kailash II.
According to teachers, students were not satisfied with their
performance on the first day.
"My students are really not happy. Most of them could not attempt
all the questions," said Asha Singh, physics teacher at Kendriya
Parents accompanying their wards were also seen trying to calm
them down after the examination.
"I told my son to forget the physics paper and start preparing for
the March 7 chemistry paper. I hope he does well from now on,"
Manisha Singh, mother of a class-12 student, said.
Some residential schools held prayer meetings for students
appearing for the board exams.
"Before the start of the exams, we held a prayer meeting in the
school and students chanted the 'Saraswati Mantra'," said a
psychologist-cum-counsellor with a residential school in south
Over 1.8 million students are sitting for the board examinations
across the country and abroad.
This year, 1,061,566 students of Class 10 will appear for
continuous comprehensive evaluation (CCE) under the CBSE.
As many as 769,929 students - 454,131 boys and 315,798 girls - are
appearing for class 12 board exams.